side of something

(personleft) + (rule) Same-ON
★★★★☆
11 strokes
This is almost always used with the KUNyomi, even in jukugo!

Onyomi

SOKU

That anal - retentive dude has a rule about keeping his SOCKS in the left side of his drawer.

Mnemonic

The person walks on the left side of the kanji!

Kunyomi

かわ side
★★★☆☆

Jukugo

左側(ひだりがわ)

left side ★★★★★ KUNKUN
(left) + (side of something) = 左側 (left side)

右側(みぎがわ)

right side ★★★★★ KUNKUN
(right) + (side of something) = 右側 (right side )

西側(にしがわ)

west siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide. ★★★☆☆ KUNKUN
西 (west) + (side of something) = 西側 (west siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide.)

Lookalikes

Meaning Hint Radical
side of something PERSON
scientific measurment WATER
example ROW
knock down ARRIVE

The PERSON stands beside some shit, but

we measure WATER in cups.

The entrance line of a football game is an example of people in a ROW.

When you ARRIVE, I'll knock you down.